The basic version of the VW ID.3 is expected to run on a 48 kWh battery and will probably cost 29,990 euros, but is not yet ready for launch. A launch edition of Volkswagen’s first MEB electric car can be pre-ordered from 8 May onwards.
The German automotive magazine Auto Motor & Sport has published the battery capacity and the expected price of the basic version. Officially, the only news so far has been that the entry price of the ID.3 will cost “less than 30,000 euros”. According to Volkswagen, the series model will be unveiled at the IAA in September. Next year, the brand’s first fully electric SUV, the ID. Crozz, will be released, followed by a coupe version the year after in 2021. In 2022, the German carmaking giant will then launch the ID. Buzz, which is the electric successor to the Bulli or combi-van as some call it.
According to the above-mentioned report, the launch edition of the ID.3 will be equipped with a 62 kWh battery, but the price is still unknown. This means that the electric cars on MEB basis will remain a subsidy business for some time yet: Per copy the company makes an approximately 3,000-euro loss. “From 2025, this should turn around and the MEB vehicles could then become more profitable than the conventional ones,” wrote Auto Motor & Sport.
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